What is the IoT?

The IoT stands for the Internet of Things. It refers to a growing network of devices that aren’t just traditional computers or smartphones, which connect to the Internet to collect and exchange data.

Examples of IoT devices include everything from smart watches and fitness trackers to connected cars and smart energy meters. Being connected allows them to access information online, or be controlled remotely via the internet – as well as share data to bring a new level of understanding how different parts of our world fit together (such as agriculture and transportation).  The IoT is growing at an incredible rate, with analyst firm Gartner predicting that there will be over 26 billion connected devices by 2020.